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1,511 Articles of interest in Finland

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  • Sello mall shooting

    The Sello mall shooting occurred on the morning of 31 December 2009 shortly after 10:08 local time at the Prisma supermarket in Sello mall, located in the Leppävaara district of Espoo, Finland. The shooting was believed to have been started after Ib…

  • Lake Päijänne

    Lake Päijänne (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpæi(j)ænːe]) is the second largest lake in Finland (1,080 km2 (266,874 acres)). The lake drains into the Gulf of Finland via the Kymi River. The major islands are from north to south Vuoritsalo, Muuratsalo, On…

  • Kuopio Airport

    Kuopio Airport (IATA: KUO, ICAO: EFKU) is an airport in Siilinjärvi, Finland, about 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of Kuopio city centre. It is the seventh busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of passengers (ca.

  • Karl Lennart Oesch

    Karl Lennart Oesch (8 August 1892 – 28 March 1978) was one of Finland's leading generals during World War II. He held a string of high staff assignments and front commands, and at the end of the Continuation War fully two-thirds of the Finnish groun…

  • Hanko Peninsula

    The Hanko Peninsula (Finnish: Hankoniemi, Swedish: Hangö udd), also spelled Hango, is the southernmost point of mainland Finland. The soil is a sandy moraine, the last tip of the Salpausselkä ridge, and vegetation consists mainly of pine and low shr…

  • Finavia

    Finavia (Finnish: Finavia Oyj, Swedish: Finavia Abp), the former Finnish Civil Aviation Administration, is a limited corporation owned fully by the Finnish State. Finavia is responsible for maintaining and developing its 25 airports and Finland’s ai…

  • Eastern Uusimaa

    Eastern Uusimaa (Finnish: Itä-Uusimaa; Swedish: Östra Nyland) was a region in Finland, until it was consolidated with the region of Uusimaa on January 1, 2011. It bordered to the regions Uusimaa, Päijänne Tavastia, and Kymenlaakso.

  • Diet of Porvoo

    The Diet of Porvoo (Finnish Porvoon maapäivät, or unhistorically Porvoon valtiopäivät; Swedish Borgå landtdag), was the summoned legislative assembly to establish the Grand Principality of Finland in 1809 and the heir of the powers of the Swedish Ri…

  • Battle of Salla (1939)

    The Battle of Salla was fought between Finnish and Soviet troops near Salla in northern Finland during the Winter War. The Soviets had orders to advance through Salla to Kemijärvi and Sodankylä, and from there to Rovaniemi in just two weeks. From th…

  • Mäntyniemi

    Mäntyniemi (Talludden in Swedish) is one of the three official residences of the President of Finland besides the Presidential Palace and Kultaranta.

  • Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport

    Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport (Swedish: Karleby-Jakobstad flygplats, Finnish: Kokkola-Pietarsaaren lentoasema; IATA: KOK, ICAO: EFKK) is located in Kronoby, Finland, about 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of Kokkola city centre and 30 kilometres (19 mi) no…

  • Finnish National Opera

    The Finnish National Opera (Finnish: Suomen Kansallisooppera; Swedish: Finlands Nationalopera) is a Finnish opera company based in Helsinki. Its home base is the Opera House on Töölönlahti bay in Töölö, which opened in 1993, and is state-owned throu…

  • Esse

    Esse (Finnish: Ähtävä) is a former municipality of Finland, now a village of Pedersöre. It has a population of about 3,000 people, of whom approximately 94% are Swedish-speaking Finns and the rest are Finnish-speaking.

  • Esplanadi

    In the heart of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, Esplanadi (Swedish: Esplanaden) is an esplanade consisting of the Esplanadinpuisto park and the parallel one-way streets on its sides named Pohjoisesplanadi (Finnish for North Esplanade, Swedish: Nor…

  • Battle of Hanko (1941)

    The Battle of Hanko (also known as the Hanko Front or the Siege of Hanko) was a lengthy series of small battles fought on Hanko Peninsula during the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union in the second half of 1941. As both sides were…

  • Ahvenisto Race Circuit

    Ahvenisto Race Circuit (Finnish: Ahveniston moottorirata) is a motorsport race track located in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The 3,040 metres (1.889 mi) long circuit is run clockwise.

  • Wolf Cave

    Wolf Cave (Swedish: Varggrottan, Finnish: Susiluola) is a crack in the Pyhävuori mountain (Swedish: Bötombergen) in Kristinestad (Kristiinankaupunki), near the Karijoki municipality in Finland. The upper part of the crack has been packed with soil, …

  • Vuoksi River

    The Vuoksi (Russian: Вуокса; Finnish: Vuoksi; Swedish: Vuoksen) is a river running through the northernmost part of the Karelian Isthmus from Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland to Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. The river enters Lake Ladoga in …

  • Tammerkoski

    Tammerkoski is a channel of rapids in Tampere, Finland. The city of Tampere is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. The difference in altitude between these two is 18 metres (59 ft) and the water flows from Näsijärvi to Pyhäjärvi thro…

  • Stockmann, Helsinki centre

    The Stockmann department store is a culturally significant business building and department store located in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. It is one of many department stores owned by the Stockmann corporation. Annually, about 17 million customer…

  • Porvoo Cathedral

    Porvoo cathedral (Finnish: Porvoon tuomiokirkko, Swedish: Borgå domkyrka) is a cathedral of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland in Porvoo, Finland. It was built in the 15th century, although the oldest parts date from the 13th century. It is …

  • Pielinen

    Pielinen is the fourth largest lake of Finland, with a drainage basin area of 12,823 km2 (4,951 sq mi) that is equally distributed between eastern Finland and Russia. The creation of the lake and its outlet is attributed to a post-glacial isostatic …

  • Pasila

    Pasila (Swedish: Böle) is a suburb in Helsinki, Finland. It is a central-northern neighbourhood, bordering Alppila to the south, Central Park (Keskuspuisto) to the west and Vallila to the east.

  • Pakila

    Pakila (Swedish: Baggböle) is a neighbourhood in Northern Helsinki. It comprises Länsi-Pakila and Itä-Pakila.

  • Laajasalo

    Laajasalo (Swedish: Degerö) is a group of islands that forms a neighbourhood in southern Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

  • Kultaranta

    Kultaranta (Swedish: Gullranda; lit. "Golden Beach") is the summer residence of the President of Finland. It is located in the district of Kultaranta on the island of Luonnonmaa, in Naantali.

  • Kataja

    Kataja, the easternmost point of Sweden, is an islet south of Haparanda in Norrbotten. It is part of the Haparanda archipelago. The islet has an area of 0.71 square kilometres (0.27 sq mi).